DEI Executive Certificate Program

The DEI Training through the Center for Executive Excellence is thought-provoking, heartwarming and encouraging. The weekly micro-lessons are informative and easily digestible, and the weekly lead discussions are an incredible touchpoint to connect with your cohort, reflect on the trainings completed while having incredible conversations. I cannot think of a better way to start or build upon your journey working in DEI.

David Comstock
Assistant Vice President
M&T Bank

Extraordinarily Talented Consultant

Pat Valentino is an extraordinarily talented consultant who possesses a comprehensive understanding of banking and fintech industries. Her ability to analyze complex problems, develop innovative solutions, and execute strategies efficiently is truly exceptional. She has demonstrated a keen eye for detail, presented “outside the box” ideas that we could never think of, and guided us in the right direction.

Daniel Cho
Pacific City Bank

Revitalize Your Life and Leadership

The 7 Practices of Transformative Leadership require just that – practice!  This is not a quick fix or a rehash of things you’ve heard a 100 times before. Come prepared to devote time and thought between sessions and then spend the rest of your life practicing effective application. If you want to revitalize your life and your leadership impact, spend this time with the CEE leadership team!

Debby Thompson
Director of Strategic Initiatives

The 7 Practices of Transformative Weekly Group Sessions

The 7 Practices of Transformative Weekly Group Sessions is a program that I highly recommend for all levels of staff. The team at Gene Tox was able to have very transparent conversations with each other and members in other organizations in key areas focused on transformative leadership.  It was very well organized, fun, and time well spent getting to know others while learning principles that will better us individually and collectively as a team. In fact, our hope is to continue the learning process with future programs delivered by the team at Center for Executive Excellence.

Catherine Rells
Co-Founder & CEO
Gene Tox Lab Solutions

Foundations of Trust Workshop

Thank you so much for providing the Trust workshop to our FAS Managers.  We all really enjoyed the training and walked away with valuable information that we could implement in our workplace.  Your presentation style has a perfect blend of expertise, friendliness, authenticity, and fun.  Looking forward to continuing to work with you and your team!

Katy Rees
Associate Vice President of Administration
Cal State University San Marcos

Putting Strengths to Work Workshop

For years I had been following and trying to learn the strengths program. I have to come find out that we only skimmed the top layer of this movement. With Matthew’s help, I have been able to embrace it completely but  more importantly my team now gets it.  They have learned to understand themselves  and their teammates and have learned how they can appreciate what each brings to the table. Matthew guided us to experience so many “ah ha” moments. His skills as a coach had lightbulbs going off in my head through the entire curriculum. I overheard a team member surprisingly say, “…the strengths workshop was better than it had any right to be”. I verified her comment and then concurred. It was a great team bonding and team enriching experience.

Regina Frasca
Director of Safety, Risk & Sustainability Services,
Cal State University, San Marcos

Stress to Strength Workshop

The need is strong to live in the now with the focus on our strengths. This workshop presents the opportunity to have an improved, more engaged life through simple means.

Bill McGonigle
Allstate Insurance Company

Purpose Alignment

Center for Executive Excellence has gotten us back in touch with our core purpose. They’ve helped us recognize that our “why” is as important as our “what” and our “how,” and shown us how to get our values off the walls and into the halls.

Steve Wagner
Co-Founder & President
Stone Brewing

Leadership Training 

The insight and knowledge that I have gained from Dr. Tony Baron and Sheri Nasim have been life changing. No matter where you are on your leadership path, they will have an impact on you and your organization.

Damian McKinney
McKinney Capital & Advisory

A rare leader of leaders

I am a global activist that is not the easiest person for strong leaders to love. I am opinionated, unorthodox, dissenting, critical and creative.  Dr. Tony Baron has walked with me for years… and I have only experienced support, affection, delight, encouragement and empowerment.  He is a rare leader of leaders.

Dr. Tony Kriz
Author of Aloof and Neighbors and Wisemen
Neighborhood theologian

A Winning Combination

Sheri Nasim is a person who has an inner drive to improve people and processes by making them more efficient, more goal oriented, and more interactive. Her drive toward personal and organizational success — along with an engaging, positive style — are a winning combination.
Sheri’s extensive experience working shoulder to shoulder with successful, self-made CEOs and executive managers, in combination with her business education, make her a highly qualified and proven teacher of management principles that work.
The skills Sheri used to improve business at my company can be duplicated for others. She is a management team asset of rare talent.

Sam Dailey
Regional Sales Director

Unique force in today’s business world

Sheri Nasim is a modern day leader and visionary. I have had the personal pleasure of observing her mold and shape organizations into more strategic, efficient operations.
Sheri’s communication style and personal touch help make people feel open and comfortable. Her knack for combining the science of business with the art of leadership, makes her a unique force in today’s business world.

Elise Diaz
Director of Recruitment and Selection
Northwestern Mutual


The most comprehensive coaching program I have experienced in my 30 years of leadership.  It was designed not only for new leaders, but also has something to offer seasoned senior executives.

James Wyatt
Vice President / Member Services
Visions Federal Credit Union

Keeps us focused on what’s most relevant

We’ve had many strategic plans since launching our nonprofit in 1980. But, Sheri Nasim is the first person who helped us link our strategic goals to results we can measure. Today, our Executive Team tracks performance data in a simple, cloud-based platform that keeps us focused on what’s most relevant to our success.

Cheryl Kilmer
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
TERI, Inc.

Inspirational Insights and Excellent Tools

I completely enjoyed my RE:FRESH event experience! It was a beautifully produced evening, with uplifting content and I met several delightful new women. Sheri Nasim shared inspirational insights and Coach Jenny Jacobs provided an excellent tool in REACH for managing forgiveness. I highly recommend RE:FRESH!

Cynthia Trevino
Co Founder & Social Media Mentor
Resonnect Marketing

Culture Refresh

We’ve always been hesitant to hire outside consultants to tell us how to run our business. But, we needed a culture refresh and I’m happy we picked the right team in Tony Baron and Sheri Nasim at Center for Executive Excellence.

Greg Koch
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Stone Brewing

Strengths at Work

I received wonderful feedback from our group [for the Strengths At Work Teambuilding Workshop].  A couple of the skeptics shared that they were “pleasantly surprised”. People were blown away that 5 words could describe them so well.  Thank you for an insightful and fun afternoon.

Kristina Foucher
Director of Human Resources
San Diego Jewish Academy

Remarkable Insight

There is no one else I would want on our team to help us strategize, identify, plan and negotiate an information technology services agreement than Pat Valentino.

Timothy Chang
Chief Financial Officer
Pacific City Bank

Visionary Sculptor

If coaching encompasses listening, teaching, training, equipping, preparing, developing and providing opportunities, then Sheri Nasim is even more than a Coach. She is a visionary sculptor! Sheri has identified not only my core strengths, but my complimentary capacities that were masked by self-limiting beliefs I didn’t even know I had. She has a unique skill in merging the two together by training our eyes to look beyond the evident, and our minds to conceptualize the vague, so that we can see and experience our greatest potential. Sheri gives a whole new meaning to coaching, providing a level of mentoring with an invaluable treasure for those who engage her. The service she gives her clients goes beyond discovery of a continual resource of our inner talents. It empowers a discipline of shaping ideas into SMART goals and turning opportunities into powerful outcomes. Thanks Sheri! What a gift that keeps on giving!

Lisa Niel
Vice President & Regional Sales Manager
The Power Is Now, Inc.

Captivating Speaker

Tony Baron is a rare find … he is one of our generation’s greatest thinkers and most captivating speakers, while at the same time, he is one of the least pretentious and most “other’s focused” people I know. As well, when it comes to having fun and tearing things up a bit, don’t be surprised if Tony isn’t somewhere at the root of it!    

R. J. Kelly, ChFC, CLU, IAR, MSFS 
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
Wealth Legacy Family of Companies™ 
Co-Host: The Wealth Building Hour
Co-Founder & Executive Chair – The Center for Wealth & Legacy™

We should be champions for his cause!

The term “Servant Leadership” was one I heard before but had not been exposed to the concept to the extent Tony gave us. I think there is a vast deficit of Servant Leadership throughout our country and our world today.
I commend Tony’s effort and appreciate the approach he shared with us in his presentation. I think his theme was relevant for our group and his teaching points and illustrative examples were well-received.
Considering the credit union philosophy and core values of the cooperative movement, the principles and practice of Servant Leadership are a natural fit. We could/should be champions for his cause!

Bill Raker
US Federal Credit Union

Master on stage

Sheri is a master on stage. She holds you captivated with her story, and empowers you with the information you need. By the time she’s finished you are both inspired and confident to take action. I came away from her talk saying “Wow!” and started making changes that day. Many thanks Sheri!

Karen Dietz
CEO & Author
Just Story It

Culture Change

Center for Executive Excellence took on the challenge of reinvigorating our company culture and rallying us to rediscover our roots. Not only did they give us the roadmap, but took us on culture field trips to get outside of our walls and accelerate the paradigm shift we needed to reconnect with our “why.”

Steve Wagner
Co-Founder & President
Stone Brewing

DEI Executive Certificate Program

My experience so far has been affirming. Being able to come together to with other DEI practitioners to talk about our experience with the subject matter, really allowed us to dig deep into our own feelings and establish or re-establish our reason for doing the work. The connection gave me confidence and affirmation that I was on the right track.

Brandi Turner
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Kansas Department For Children and Families


I so appreciated the time you spent with us recently on Transformational Leadership. I acquired more poignant information in 90 minutes than the recent 10 hours I spent with three different Leadership facilitators.

Terry Laudick
New Mexico Educators’ Federal Credit Union

Captive storyteller

Sheri Nasim is quite the captive storyteller in her SUE Talk!  I was so inspired by Sheri’s story in finding the “why” behind the “what” in her business and career.  Every employee, leader, staff person and company deserves to hear Sheri’s story of her passion and mission to tie in her “why” with the organization she aligns with for a greater purpose.   Her most powerful question from her SUE Talk:  “What did you want to do before the world “should” on you?”  It doesn’t get any more powerful than that!

Michelle Bergquist
CEO & Co-Founder
Connected Women of Influence | SUE Talks

The Insight We Needed

Working with Center for Executive Excellence gave us the insight we needed to get our servant leadership culture transformation process unstuck and realign as a senior team. On a personal note, watching Sheri Nasim help our senior team make breakthroughs inspired me to launch my own consulting practice to help individuals and organizations unlearn the behaviors that are holding them back.”  

Ali Starr
Former Credit Union AVP
Talent Development

Leading through COVID-19

A crisis like this would have probably been our implosion point if we had not begun investing in leadership 2 years ago.  Instead, the team is shining.

Tyrone Muse
Visions Federal Credit Union

Fresh Energy and Insight

The most pivotal change in my 20+ years leadership journey came when Sheri Nasim helped me unpack my 360 Feedback Survey. The moment that Sheri helped me see that the feedback wasn’t about my faults and weaknesses as a leader, it was about what people needed from me to help them be successful.  That small but profound adjustment in my perception has given me fresh energy and insight that inspires me to show up as my best self every day and be worthy of my role as a leader.

George England
Vice President
Baker Electric

“Sheri gives a whole new meaning to coaching, providing a level of mentoring with an invaluable treasure for those who engage her. The service she gives her clients goes beyond discovery of a continual resource of our inner talents. It empowers a discipline of shaping ideas into SMART goals and turning opportunities into powerful outcomes. Thanks Sheri! What a gift that keeps on giving!”

Lisa Niel
Professional Motivational Speaker



Preferred method of contact:

*Required fields. By submitting this form you agree to receive emails from Center for Executive Excellence and can unsubscribe at any time.

Share This